Fraser Coast students start uni journey with orientation program

THE University of the Sunshine Coast Fraser Coast campus will officially welcome new students to Hervey Bay tomorrow.

The 2021 academic year at USC Fraser Coast starts at the beginning of March. PHOTO: Supplied.

The university’s Orientation Day program is designed to assist students receive all the necessary information and familiarise themselves with the campus before lecturers start next month.

USC Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) Professor Joanne Scott said orientation was the perfect opportunity for students to meet their lecturers and tutors, receive help with timetables and subject selection and find out essential information about study programs.

“They can also learn about the services and support that USC offers, meet other first-year students and discover the sporting, social and cultural groups they can join,” she said.

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“Orientation also includes a series of workshops which cover study skills and important academic fundamentals to help students enhance their learning before their programs.”

Professor Scott said USC was offering both on-campus and online orientation activities this year to help first-year students get their studies off to the best possible start, with classes beginning on Monday, 1 March.

“It’s a mix of excitement and nervous anticipation for our commencing students – from our school leavers starting their tertiary education journeys to those venturing into new career directions,” she said.

“Orientation Day offers them a full day of program information sessions, tours and workshops as well as social activities – including a campus market filled with information stalls.”

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Nursing Science is the most popular program among the new students starting degrees at USC Fraser Coast, followed by Primary Education and Social Work.

Students have also enrolled in newly-introduced on-campus Undergraduate Certificates in Health and Primary Education, and online short courses in Social Media, Digital Business and Game Design.

There is still time to apply to study at USC in Semester 1. For details, click here.

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